#023 Meet Lisa Sharkey
Lisa Sharkey is a senior vice president and director of creative development for HarperCollins Publishers, one of the biggest publishing houses in the world.
She acquires some of the biggest, most popular books year after year. And she often reaches out to celebrities and people who have interesting stories to encourage them to write books.
I was first introduced to Lisa when my article, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, went viral. And she ultimately acquired the book for HarperCollins and she’s bought my follow up books on mental strength as well.
One of the reasons I wanted to interview Lisa for the podcast is because over the years I’ve gotten to know her, I’ve seen how well she handles high-stress situations.
She formerly worked as the president of Al Roker Entertainment and she has served as senior producer for Good Morning America and Inside Edition. She has a lengthy list of accolades including two Emmys, 10 Emmy nominations, and a Peabody Award and a DuPont Award for her work at ABC covering the September 11th terror attacks.
Some of the things Lisa and I talk about
“There is always something that’s going on in somebody’s life that you just don’t know about. So practice compassion and loving kindness. It’s the number one life skill and the first person to practice it on is yourself.”
“I’ve been trying to prepare, cook and eat with love and compassion for myself and just being really mindful about what I’m nurturing myself with physically inside my body.”
“Try not to let worry overtake you. Stay centered, stay grounded and have compassion for all sentient beings. When you hear about some of the things that have happened to people, rather than being quick to lash out and to blame them, go inside your heart and realize that we all have problems.”
“What’s happening during yoga is that you are sending your breath into various parts of your body and using the different positions that your body is in to help move the energy around.”
“Yoga involves a lot of twisting and twisting is really good because you’re twisting your body, twisting your core, you are massaging the inside of your body, which is not something people ever really think about unless you’re interested in yoga and studying yoga.”
Follow Lisa on Twitter – @lisasharkey
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Buy Lisa’s Book – Dreaming Green: Eco-Fabulous Homes Designed to Inspire
If you’re interested in learning more about Yoga, check out Verywell Mind. They offer comprehensive information on how yoga can reduce stress and how it can be used in treatment for conditions like eating disorders.